Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Here's another article.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
We had a great time last night with Dr. Jonathan Rogers, author of the The World According to Narnia, and the Wilderking trilogy. It was worthwhile having the meeting for all the kids that came out who are big Wilderking fans. They were so excited to meet Jonathan and get their books signed. We had close to 40 people attending and, as usual, Rock Point Books pulled out all the stops, with coffee, wine, cheese, etc.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
"This blog, officially part of HarperOne's CSLewis.com, offers original work on and about C. S. Lewis from scholars who have written far and wide about his stories, his theology, and his world. We are in line to add new entries every few weeks...."
Monday, August 11, 2008
On behalf ofPress, I would like to announce the reprint release of the C.S. Lewis-E.M.W. Tillyard work, . The book was first published in 1939 and later reprinted in 1965, but it has been out of print for quite some time. I would appreciate it if you would do one or more of several things: first, purchase a personal copy; second, ask your library (university library or local library) to purchase a copy; third, tell your friends and acquaintances who are interested in the works of Lewis, especially in a newsletter if you edit one; fourth, if you teach Lewis, consider adopting this book as a textbook for your class.
New features of this edition: (1) an Introduction by Bruce Edwards that places the work in historical context and explains its significance, (2) an Index, and (3) an additional set of footnotes that explains most foreign language and literary allusions. All of these additions should make the work more accessible to the reader.
Available in its first reprint since 1965, The Personal Heresy: A Controversy originally published in 1939, comprises the exchange of essays between C. S. Lewis and E. M. W. Tillyard in which the literary critics argue opposing positions on what can or should be gained from the reading of poetry. Bruce Edwards sees in this work a consistent Lewisian theme, “championing as it does the cogency of the doctrine of objective value” (“The Personal Heresy: A Controversy,” in The C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia, pp. 318f.).
Lewis responds to Tillyard’s assertion in his 1930 publication Milton that “[a]ll poetry is about the poet’s state of mind.” Lewis argues that in poetry we see what the poet sees, not the poet himself. Lewis writes, “When we read poetry as poetry should be read, we have before us no representation which claims to be the poet, and frequently no representation of a man, a character, or a personality at all.”
To order your copy, with an Introduction by Dr. Bruce L. Edwards, send US$19.95 plus US$4.00 for shipping and handling within the contiguous forty-eight states, or US$6.00 outside the forty-eight states to Dr. Joel Heck, Concordia University Press, 3400 N. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas 78705, with a check payable to “Concordia University Press.”
Thursday, August 7, 2008
It has been reported that Pauline Baynes, famous for her illustrations of Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia and several of Tolkien's books, has died just before her 86th birthday. She died at her home in Surrey. Let us give thanks to the Lord for her gifts and pray for the comforts of Christ for her family.
For a review of her life and work, you may read this article on the Guardian website.
Image from Into the Wardrobe.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Mars Hill Audio also has an hour-long interview with Michael Ward on their site: http://www.marshillaudio.org/catalog/con025.asp
Be sure to check the News section of Michael's Planet Narnia website for all the interviews and articles that are exploding on the internet about his work.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Go here for the official Prince Caspian website.
Dick Staub has a fascinating and inspiring interview with British actor Nigel Goodwin at his website, The Kindlings Muse. It's about an hour and 15 minutes long. So, set the time aside, sit down and enjoy.
Image from www.cslewis.org
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Dr. Michael Ward talking to students at Covenant College. From left to right, flanking Dr. Ward, are Aaron Messner, College Chaplain, Dr. Debbie Higgins of Southern Adventist University, and Dr. Pat Ralston of Covenant.
Wednesday, 9 April - Dr. Ward arrived in the area and spoke at Southern Adventist University. We had an overflow crowd - 200+ - at the auditorium - it was great! Lots of conversation and book signing afterward - sold out! By the way - Michael's book is in its third printing already!
Thursday, 10 April - Dr. Ward was at Covenant College today: Michael gave an interesting lecture on medieval cosmology in a class and then an inspiring message in the chapel.
Friday, 11 April - At Rock Point Books. Book signing began around 6:00 P.M. At 7:00 P.M., Dr. Ward gave his Planet Narnia presentation. After 8:15 P.M. or so, he signed more books. There were about 78 people in attendance! Great turn out - great meeting!
Sunday, 13 April - 10:00 A.M., Michael preached in the morning service at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Blue Ridge, GA. At 6:00 P.M., Michael preached at St. George's Anglican Church.
For more information on Michael, his book, and his tour of the U.S., visit www.planetnarnia.com .
Monday, March 24, 2008
Tues. 25 Mar.: It looks like Podomatic is having trouble keeping our podcast banner online. We'll see what can be done to fix this. In the meantime, you can go here for our Podomatic podcasts. Our podcast is also available via I-Tunes, if you want to use that.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
With about 20 people in attendance, Dr. Debbie Higgins, English professor at Southern Adventist University, gave us some peeks into her dissertation on Anglo/Saxon mead hall culture and a series of slides on the Kilns and her experiences in Oxford. Her dissertation is a feast for Tolkien fans and we hope she will be able to get it published. Many thanks to Michael Ake of McCallie School for help with the PowerPoint presentation.
Sadly, the CD recorder didn't work - again! So I will not have a recording of the meeting on our podcast. In its stead, I'll soon provide a recording of my presentation at the Past Watchful Dragons conference at Beaumont University a couple of years back.
Everything seems set for our April meeting with Michael Ward. Hope to see you there!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
For more information on Dr. George, you may visit the Beeson Seminary website.
You can listen to a recording of our meeting by clicking on the "badge" below, or you can scroll down to the Podomatic player on the right hand side of this page. Lewis Talk is also on I-Tunes, if you want to use that. I'm sorry you cannot hear the questions from the audience; we'll work on that in the future.
Our next meeting is only 3 weeks away, so make your plans to attend.
Friday, January 11, 2008
These are some of the questions that Art Crouch and I will discuss, along with our guests, at our next meeting of the Society. See my previous posts for more details.
We will be at Rock Point Books, located at 4th & Broad Street, Friday the 18th, at 7:00 P.M. Rock Point also features good coffee, biscotti, scones, and the like. Come join us and bring a friend!